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APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN CUT VINYL (DECAL) VS PRINTED VINYL (STICKER)?

  • Cut Vinyl (Decal) - A decal is where the vinyl is cut into the letters or shape, and has no background. A transfer tape is applied to allow the vinyl to be placed into position without the shapes or letters moving. 

  • Printed Vinyl (Sticker) - Stickers are printed or cut into one surface that is able to be pulled away and placed on its own. No transfer tape is required. 

PREPARATION FOR ALL DECAL APPLICATIONS
  • All decals & stickers can only be applied to a smooth and flat surface. Any deviations from this can result in a fault in application and a shorter lifespan of your decal as dust or water may be able to get underneath to the adhesive.

  • Before applying any decal/sticker the surface must be thoroughly cleaned and dried. Avoid chemicals and clean with warm soapy water. 

SQUEEGEES!

Transfer tape is used for applying various shapes to a single surface. For a smooth transition of adhering the cut out shapes (decal) to the transfer tape, and then again to the surface you are adhering to, it is best to use a squeegee! This assists with applying the right and even amount of pressure to move the vinyl to the transfer tape, and then again to move it from the transfer tape to your surface. If you are a regular vinyl junkies, then a squeegee could become your best friend, you only need one as you can use it over and over again! To purchase a squeegee click here! 

CUT VINYL (DECAL) APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

 

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Clean surface with soapy water and then dry. 

  2. Slowly and carefully peel off the backing paper making sure the decal is adhering to the transfer paper.

  3. Place the transfer paper with the decal onto your surface.

  4. To avoid air bubbles, use a small squeegee (or straight edge) to run along the decal as you adhere it to the surface.

  5. Apply a reasonable amount of pressure and rub over the decal until it has adhered to your surface. The pressure will help set the glue. 

  6. Slowly peel the transfer paper away leaving your decal.

  7. Leave for 2 hours then apply pressure again.

  8. Do not use or wash for 48 hours to allow the glue to set. Hand washing is recommended.  

TIPS & TRICKS:

Decals are a simple and easy way to organise or stylise your life. Anyone can apply them, but occasionally you might need some tips or tricks to help you along the way...

  • Always make sure your surface is clean, dry and free of chemicals before you start applying. This will ensure your decal will apply to your surface with no trouble. 

  • After application, the longer you can leave your item before use, the better the glue will set, providing a longer decal life. 

  • If you are having trouble removing the backing paper from the decal...

    • your room could be too hot, or too cold, we recommend trying again when the temperature has changed. 

    • apply more pressure when rubbing the decal. Try squeezing a finger and your thumb on a corner of the decal to start the process of adhering to the transfer paper. 

    • place the decal upside down to peel back the backing paper, rather than the transfer sheet. 

    • ... if none of the above has worked for you, please feel free to contact us to discuss...

PRINTED VINYL (SINGLE SHAPE STICKER) APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS​

 

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Clean surface with soapy water and then dry

  2. Peel the sticker off the backing paper.

  3. Place an edge of the sticker onto your surface. 

  4. Use a small squeegee (or straight edge) to run along the sticker as you adhere it to the surface. This will help to flatten it to the surface and avoid air bubbles. 

 

TIPS & TRICKS: If you would like the ability to wiggle your sticker around to ensure that it is straight on your surface, spray the surface with soapy water as per the below wet technique instructions. 

WET APPLICATION FOR LARGE DECALS (CUT VINYL)

  1. Clean surface with soapy water and then dry. Avoid cleaning with chemical sprays. 

  2. Prepare spray bottle of soapy water using a small amount of dishwashing liquid. 

  3. Slowly and carefully peel off the backing paper. If a decal, make sure that the decal is adhering to the transfer paper.

  4. Spray the surface with soapy water to cover area where the decal/sticker will be placed. Place decal onto your surface, the water will allow you to move the decal until it is in the perfect position. 

  5. Use a small squeegee (or straight edge) with pressure to run along the decal to push the water and any air bubbles out from behind the decal and transfer tape.

  6. Leave to dry.

  7. Slowly peel the transfer paper away leaving your decal, then clean. 

PLEASE NOTE: If your decal is not adhering to the surface it maybe because water is still underneath the surface. Place in the sun and leave to dry, then try again to remove the transfer tape. 

WALL DECAL APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS​

 

SINGLE DECAL APPLICATION

  1. To be applied anywhere flat and smooth. 

  2. Clean surface with soapy water and then dry. After that, simply peel and stick!
     

APPLICATION TAPE PROCESS (CUT VINYL)

  1. Clean surface with soapy water and then dry.

  2. Slowly and carefully peel off the backing paper making sure the decal is adhering to the transfer paper.

  3. Place the transfer paper with the decal onto your surface. To avoid air bubbles you can use a small squeegee (or straight edge) to run along the sticker as you adhere it to the surface. 

  4. Apply a reasonable amount of pressure and rub over the decal until it has adhered to your surface.

  5. Slowly peel the transfer paper away leaving your decal.​

TIPS & TRICKS: Wall decals have a thinner adhesive to avoid damage to your walls. A thoroughly clean surface will ensure that your decals apply with no trouble.

CUT VINYL (DECAL)- IRON ON APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

 

  1. Set your iron temperature between wool & cotton.  Use a dry iron. DO NOT USE STEAM.

  2. Iron garment where the transfer is to be applied.

  3. Position the transfer with plastic backing still attached and place the protective cloth provided over the transfer. 

  4. Place iron on the protective cloth and the transfer with a reasonable amount of pressure for 25 seconds. 

  5. Remove the backing from the transfer while still hot.

  6. Max washing temp 80°. Do not iron directly onto transfer at any time, dryclean or put in a hot dryer. 

PLEASE NOTE: Iron-ons are to be are to be applied to a flat surface, avoid seams and any other lumps.

TIPS & TRICKS: It's all in the ironing! Extra labels are provided for a bit of practice. Apply as much pressure evenly as you possibly can, and time for 25 seconds. Our iron on vinyls are suited for cotton only fabrics, for other fabric applications please contact us first. The application tape is best removed hot. Follow the instructions and you will be a-ok!

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